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Hope for affordable housing

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, January 25, 2013

SATISH Kumar has lived at Clopcott Settlement all his life.

Although he has been living on about an acre of land without proper papers, he, like his neighbours, has been given an opportunity to redeem himself.

Mr Kumar says at first he did not welcome the thought of a move from his home of more than 40 years.

But after gathering more information and constant briefings with authorities, Mr Kumar said he began warming up to the idea after the Ba Town Council revealed it would assist families in finding a temporary lot, relocation and a chance to return to Clopcott.

"That was very good because it gives us a chance to come back. But I also hope that the land they sell us will be affordable," said Mr Kumar.

"People here need this sort of thing because many of us don't have proper water and electricity supply.

"For us, we just got electricity about seven years go. Other families don't have that. With this new upgrading project, people will be able to have those things."